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Emerging Diseases
Free SBV tests for cattle and sheep imported to Scotland

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FARMERS in Scotland are being offered free tests for Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in cattle and sheep that are imported from areas where the virus is known to be circulating.

No cases of SBV have been recorded in Scotland to date, and the Scottish Government says that animal movements are the most likely source of any SBV incursion into Scotland. It currently funds the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) and Moredun Research Institute (MRI) to investigate potential cases of the midge-borne virus for farmers at a subsidised rate. The National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFUS) has now partnered …

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